I don't know what it is about these garish things-- maybe that they look kinda tribal, kinda 50's kitsch? That I imagine them being THROWN onto the street from floats, and, as in a dream I imagine what it would be like trying to save as many as possible from being shattered & destroyed? Even now, to walk down the street and see the trees filled with the cheap plastic ones glittering in the sun is surreal & wonderful.
Got to start restringing the ones I've got-- the string they're on just won't hold up. I've had some break on me before & learned my lesson.
If anyone has seen any more of these around, let me know!